Thomas: What are we doing here again?
Me: I’m picking up the canopies our friends borrowed.
Thomas: I WANNA SEE THE PEAS!
Me: The peas?
Thomas: Yeah, I wanna see the can of peas!
Ruthie: Mom, is the chicken we eat the same as the REAL chicken that goes BAWK BAWK?
Ruthie: So we cook the chicken that is alive?
Me: Yes, but it’s not alive WHILE we’re cooking it.
Me: How does that make you feel?
Ruthie [smiling]: Good. I like chicken!